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9780764363559

Turbulent Journey

The Jumo Engine, Operation Paperclip and the American Dream Author: Decher, Reiner Code: 61695 Price: AU $56.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 01/11/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: November 2022

This untold story of early jet development, surviving the collapse of the Reich, and starting over in America is recounted by Reiner Decher, whos father Siegfried was an engineer on the team that designed the engine for the Me 262. Germany built the first operational jet aircraft during World War II, the Messerschmitt Me 262. Siegfried Decher ......

9781399074889

From the Spitfire Cockpit to the Cabinet Office

The Memoirs of Air Commodore J F 'Johnny' Langer CBE AFC D Author: Langer, J.F. CBE AFC DL Code: 61592 Price: AU $49.99 Format: Paperback / 304 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 20/10/2022 Availability: Pre Order. Release date: October 2022

Air Commodore John Langers career has been eventful to say the least. During the Second World War he flew gliders in India in preparation for airborne assaults in Burma, one of the most perilous landscapes to pass across during this time. Post-war, he served on a fighter squadron in Germany and in Malaya, where he was recommended for an AFC. ......

9780764363528

Aviation Pioneers of McCook Field

Candid Interviews with American Aeronautical Visionaries of the 1920s Author: Koszyk, Jerry Code: 61654 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: SCHIFFER PUBLISHING Published date: 11/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Unpublished, candid interviews with crucial figures in early American aviation, including Jimmy Doolittle, Alexander Seversky, George Kenney, Reuben Fleet, and many more. McCook Field was a small air base in Dayton, Ohio, that was active only from 1917 to 1927. McCook was exceptional because it was designated by the US Signal Corps / Army Air ......

9781911667353

Javelin Boys

Air Defence from the Cold War to Confrontation Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61717 Price: AU $33.95 Format: Paperback / 204 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 09/09/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Gloster Javelin was the UKs first line of night and all-weather air defence both at home and in RAF Germany. In the 1950s, when it replaced the Meteor and Venom, this revolutionary bomber interceptor became integral to many great stories told here in terrific detail. With an unorthodox aerodynamic design, the Javelin initially had major ......

9781911667261

Gnat Boys

True Tales from the RAF, Indianand Finnish Pilots who Flew theSingle-Seat Fghter and Two-Seat Trainer Author: Peacock-Edwards and Eeles Code: 61876 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 31/08/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Gnat Boys relates the history of the aircraft and includes many fascinating and untold stories told by those who flew the aircraft, many of them well-known and distinguished aviators. The Folland Gnat was used by the RAF mainly in the advanced training role, in the 1960s and 70s, where it proved to be an ideal lead-in trainer for high ......

9781911667278

Fleet Air Arm Boys Volume Three: Helicopters

True Tales From royal Navy Men and Women Air and Ground Crew Author: Bond, Steve Code: 61877 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 288 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/08/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

Helicopters have been going to sea with the Royal Navys Fleet Air Arm for over 70 years. Initially used for search and rescue (SAR) duties from aircraft carriers, the rapid development of both the helicopters and service experience resulted in them taking on the vital anti-submarine (and later anti-ship) attack roles. The 1956 Suez campaign saw ......

9781399085342

Test Pilot

An Extraordinary Career Testing Civil Aircraft Author: Taylor, Chris Code: 61915 Price: AU $55.00 Format: Hardback / 336 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/07/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Having flown an astonishing 400 different aircraft, as a licensed Category 1 test pilot and flight test instructor for both aeroplanes and helicopters, Chris Taylor is arguably one of the best qualified and widely experienced test pilots working today anywhere in the world. After obtaining his private pilots licence at the age of just 17, Chris ......

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Harrier: How To Be a Fighter Pilot

Author: Tremelling, Paul Code: 61923 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: MICHAEL JOSEPH LTD Published date: 01/06/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

A white-knuckle account of life in the dog-eat-dog arena of fighter combat This is the story of what it takes to make it in fighter combat. In the cockpit or crew room, the pressure is relentless, the humour merciless. Its no place for the faint-hearted. Whether landing on a pitching aircraft carrier deck at midnight, or saving heroes under ......

9780358699187

Come Fly the World

The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am Author: Cooke, Julia Code: 61665 Price: AU $39.95 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Published date: 26/05/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Glamour, danger, liberation: in a Mad Men era of commercial flight, Pan Am World Airways attracted the kind of young woman who wanted out, and wanted up

Required to have a college degree, speak two languages, and possess the political savvy of a Foreign Service officer, a jet-age stewardess serving on ......

9781472281999

The Spitfire Kids

The generation who built, supported and flew Britain's most belovedfighter Author: Cross, Alasdair, BBC Code: 61730 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 368 pages Published date: 24/05/2022 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

 THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

An inspirational read celebrating the incredible young people who gave so much for this iconic British aircraft. John Nichol, bestselling author of Spitfire: A Very British Love Story

Despite the many films and television programmes over the ......

9781800351387

Wrecks and Relics 28/e

The indispensable guide to Britain's aviation heritage Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 61599 Price: AU $44.95 Format: Hardback / 368 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 10/04/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Now remarkably in its 28th edition, ever since it was first published in the 1960s every edition of Wrecks & Relics has been eagerly sought after by aviation enthusiasts, restorers and curators alike. It is renowned as the go-to source charting the highlights, changes and trends in the preservation of the aviation heritage of the British Isles. ......

9781905414086

Fleet Air Arm

Camouflage and Markings 1937 - 1941 Author: Lloyd, Stuart Code: 61597 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 144 pages Published date: 28/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is a detailed and fully illustrated monograph which chronicles and considers the camouflage and markings of aircraft operated by the Royal Navy between 1937 and 1941. Among the types included are the Supermarine Walrus, Blackburn Shark, Blackburn Skua, Blackburn Roc, Gloster Sea Gladiator, Hawker Osprey IV, Fairey Swordfish, Fairey Seafox, ......

9781399082808

Spitfire!

The Full Story of a Unique Battle of Britain Fighter Squadron Author: Sarkar, Dilip Code: 61416 Price: AU $59.99 Format: Paperback / 496 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

As a child, Dilip Sarkar was fascinated by the haunting image of an anonymous RAF Spitfire pilot. Taken minutes after landing from a Battle of Britain combat, this was Squadron Leader Brian Lane DFC, the commander of 19 Squadron, based at Fowlmere - and author of the stirring first-hand account Spitfire! The Experiences of a Fighter Pilot, ......

9781913336196

King of Fighters - Nikolay Polikarpov and His Aircraft Designs Vol 2

The Monoplane Era Author: Maslov, Mikhail Code: 60172 Price: AU $85.00 Format: Paperback / 288 pages Publisher: HELION & COMPANY Published date: 01/03/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
In the century-long history of the conquest of the sky there have been a number of outstanding personalities. Among them is the name of designer Nikolay Polikarpov (1892-1944), which is inseparably associated with the best achievements of the Russian and Soviet aviation.
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Flying High

The Story of a Fighter Pilot Author: Rines, Melvin S. Code: 61678 Price: AU $34.95 Format: Paperback / 230 pages Publisher: XLIBRIS Published date: 15/02/2022 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

The world is at war-Pearl Harbor and WWII. A desire to serve, a chance to fly-he joins the navys V-5 program, the finest flight training ever devised. Come fly with him in open-cockpit biplanes, low-wing trainers, dive bombers, and fighters as he wins the gold wings of a naval aviator, an officers stripes, and the designation of carrier-based ......

9781501760655

Flying Camelot

The F-15, the F-16, and the Weaponization of Fighter Pilot Nostalgia Author: Hankins, Michael Code: 61397 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 280 pages Publisher: CORNELL UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 12/02/2022 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Flying Camelot brings us back to the post-Vietnam era, when the US Air Force launched two new, state-of-the art fighter aircraft: the F-15 Eagle and the F-16 Fighting Falcon. It was an era when debates about aircraft superiority went public-and these were not uncontested discussions. Michael W. Hankins ......

9780700631407

The Jet Makers

The Aerospace Industry from 1945 to 1972 Author: Bright, Charles, D. Code: 61430 Price: AU $83.00 Format: Paperback / 248 pages Publisher: UNIVERSITY PRESS OF KANSAS Published date: 15/01/2022 Availability: Available to special order. Please contact us for updated price and availability.

This volume presents the history of the American jet aircraft manufacturing industry from World War II to 1972, documenting the evolution of its technology and covering the intricacies of its management, economics, and relations with the government. A valuable contribution to general aviation history, it also provides a unique opportunity to ......

9781399014410

Howard Hughes and the Spruce Goose

The Story of the HK-1 Hercules Author: Simons, Graham Code: 61206 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 256 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD Published date: 25/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Howard Hughes life ambition was to make a significant contribution to the field of aviation development. But the monumental folly of his endeavours on the HK-I Hercules meant that he came to be known and remembered to a great extent for all the wrong reasons. The Spruce Goose (a name Hughes detested) became a product of his wild fixation on ......

9780750997461

Magnificent Women and Flying Machines

The First 200 Years of British Women in the Sky Author: Smith, Sally Code: 61208 Price: AU $39.99 Format: Hardback / 304 pages Publisher: HISTORY PRESS Published date: 03/12/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Just eighteen months after two Frenchmen made the worlds first ever flight, a fearless British woman hopped into a flimsy balloon and flew across the London sky for nearly an hour. Since then, many other remarkable British women have decided to defy traditional society and follow their dreams to get into the sky. For the first time, Magnificent ......

9781911658528

Boeing 747

50 Years of an Aviation icon Author: Bauernfeind, Ingo Code: 60774 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Hardback / 144 pages Publisher: MORTONS MEDIA GROUP Published date: 10/10/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, aviation specialist Ingo Bauernfeinds new Boeing 747 history celebrates more than half a century of an enduring aviation icon that has changed commercial aviation since its maiden flight in 1969. With personal accounts written by former pilots and crew members, it covers the aircrafts early ......

9781788544702

Jet Man

The Making and Breaking of Frank Whittle, Genius of the Jet Revolution Author: Campbell-Smith, Duncan Code: 70035 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback / 560 pages Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS Published date: 05/09/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The biography of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.

The story of Frank Whittle - RAF pilot, mathematician of genius, inventor of the jet engine and British hero.

In 1929, a twenty-two-year-old maverick named Frank Whittle - a self-taught aeronautical obsessive and ......

9781922419392

Qantas : The Flying Kangaroo

100 Years of... Author: Montagnana-Wallace, Neil Code: 61030 Price: AU $34.99 Format: Paperback / 224 pages Publisher: AFFIRM PRESS Published date: 01/08/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

No symbol better conveys the intrepid spirit of Australia than the flying kangaroo. Whether it’s glimpsed on a red-eye flight to an interstate business meeting, before leaving for adventure or holidays, or when longing to return home, that sweep of red defines air travel in Australia.

Qantas has always been about ......

9781910809426

Britain's Aircraft Industry

Triumphs and Tragedies Since 1909 Author: Ellis, Ken Code: 59041 Price: AU $69.95 Format: Hardback / 320 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 30/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Britain established the world's first aircraft factory in 1909 after the Short brothers met up with the American Wright brothers and struck a deal. The industry expanded rapidly to rise to the challenge of World War One with such thoroughbreds as the Camel and the SE.5. The post-conflict slump proved to be difficult but classics such as the Moths, ......
9781838434106

Straighten Up and Fly Right

Memoirs of a life in the air Author: Smith, Brian Code: 60816 Price: AU $24.99 Format: Paperback Published date: 12/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

In July 1962 Brian Smith joined British European Airways (BEA) as a steward. In 1991 he retired as a Senior Training Captain with British Airways. Brian describes this remarkable development, recalling some of the many hurdles and adventures along the way.

The title of the book, Straighten Up and Fly Right, seems to describe his ......

9781471180538

Tornado

In the Eye of the Storm Author: Nichol, John Code: 60612 Price: AU $32.99 Format: Paperback / 400 pages Publisher: SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD Published date: 05/06/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
The epic story of the Tornado during Operation Desert Storm, by the bestselling author of Spitfire and Lancaster, who was himself shot down during that conflict
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The Bomber Mafia

A Story Set in War Author: Gladwell, Malcolm Code: 60818 Price: AU $45.00 Format: Hardback / 256 pages Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS Published date: 24/04/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day

The international bestselling author returns with an exploration of one of the grandest obsessions of the twentieth century The Bomber Mafia is a case study in how dreams go awry. When some shiny new idea drops from the heavens, it does not land softly in our laps. It lands hard, on the ground, and shatters. In the years before the Second World ......

9780811739603

The Jagged Edge of Duty

A Fighter Pilot's World War II Author: Richardson, Robert Code: 60849 Price: AU $38.99 Format: Paperback / 408 pages Publisher: STACKPOLE BOOKS Published date: 30/03/2021 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
Knepper's story is the story-in-microcosm of thousands of American fighter pilots in World War II.
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In Their Own Words

Forgotten Women Pilots of Early Aviation Author: Erisman, Fred Code: 60449 Price: AU $69.30 Format: Paperback / 242 pages Publisher: PURDUE UNIVERSITY PRESS Published date: 07/01/2021 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Amelia Earharts prominence in American aviation during the 1930s obscures a crucial point: she was but one of a closely knit community of women pilots. Although the women were well known in the profession and widely publicized in the press at the time, they are largely overlooked today. Like Earhart, they wrote extensively about aviation and ......

9783958295766

Michel Comte: Aviator

Author: Comte, Michel Code: 56775 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 308 pages Publisher: STEIDL VERLAG Published date: 24/12/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

 This book is a visual biography of the legendary Swiss aviation pioneer Alfred Comte (1895-1965). Combining historical photos and documents with texts by Comtes son (also Alfred) and grandson the photographer Michel Comte, the book is the first to comprehensively explore the aviators extraordinary life and achievements. Alfred ......

9781911621942

Halton Boys: True Tales from Pilots and Ground Crew Proud to be called

'Trenchard Brats' Author: Feast, Sean Code: 59996 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 192 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 30/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The RAF Halton Apprenticeship Scheme has a deserved reputation for excellence. The brainchild of MRAF Hugh Trenchard, the founder of the Royal Air Force, it took the traditional idea of an apprenticeship and interpreted it in a novel way. It allowed teenage boys from any social background or geography to learn a technical trade that would equip ......

9781913089139

Living The Goode Life

At full throttle Author: Goode, Richard Code: 59816 Price: AU $115.00 Format: Hardback / 376 pages Publisher: PORTER PRESS INTERNATIONAL Published date: 01/09/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

This is an extraordinary story, beginning with a bare-foot colonial childhood, and indeed not speaking English until he was four, yet ending up at Cambridge, ultimately dealing at the highest levels of the Russian aviation industry. Richard Goode’s life has been a fascinating series of activities, both social and business, dealing with an ......

9781916216136

Britain's Airline Entrepreneurs

From Laker to Branson Author: Turner, Malcolm Code: 59852 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 208 pages Published date: 01/08/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Britain has more successful airlines than any country in Europe. In fact, if judged proportionately against the size of her population, more than any other country in the world. The explanation lies partly in her history and partly in her people.

As an island nation which once ruled a vast empire and had to import a third of its ......

9781526781956

The Men Who Gave Us Wings

Britain and the Aeroplane, 1796-1914 Author: Reese, Peter Code: 59966 Price: AU $44.99 Format: Paperback / 272 pages Publisher: PEN & SWORD BOOKS LTD Published date: 21/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

Why did the British, then the leading nation in science and technology, fall far behind in the race to develop the aeroplane before the First World War? Despite their initial advantage, they were overtaken by the Wright brothers in America, by the French and the Germans. Peter Reese, in this highly readable and highly illustrated account, ......

9781911621461

Rate of Climb

Thrilling Personal Reminiscences from a Fighter Pilot and Leader Author: Peacock-Edwards, Air Commodore Rick Code: 58829 Price: AU $69.99 Format: Hardback / 224 pages Publisher: GRUB STREET Published date: 15/07/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days
Rate of Climb is an original and continually entertaining biography, drawing on previously unpublished family and archival material, from a leading ex-RAF fighter pilot who flew Lightnings, Phantoms, Tonrado F2/3s and other high-performance aircraft.
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The Tiger Moth Story

Author: Bramson, Alan Code: 59914 Price: AU $24.95 Format: Paperback / 232 pages Publisher: CRECY Published date: 15/04/2020 Availability: In stock at supplier. Usually dispatched 7-15 business days

The Tiger Moth is one of the major aviation success stories in the history of British aviation. Developed by Geoffrey de Havilland and flown for the first time on October 26 1931, the biplane became the most important elementary trainer used by Commonwealth forces. More than 1,000 Tiger Moths were delivered before WWII, and subsequently around ......

9781760875589

Shot Down : The powerful story of what happened to MH17 over Ukraine and

the lives of those who were on board Author: Velzen, Marianne van Code: 59003 Price: AU $29.99 Format: Paperback / 352 pages Publisher: ALLEN & UNWIN Published date: 31/01/2020 Availability: In Stock, usually dispatched same day
The first full telling of what happened to MH17 and the stories of those who were killed on that tragic day.
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